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    Making canned tuna more tolerable

    I'm sure everyone has their own way to do this, but I combined canned tuna with pico de gallo and a little bit of Tapatio sauce. There's essentially nothing in Tapatio or pico to really throw off the nutritional value of tuna, and it gives it some texture and flavor. I try to limit my carbs and fats as much as possible, so I don't do crackers, mayo, or any of that. Great for a quick protein bomb at work.
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    I use 1/4 onion, 1 red chili pepper, I use 1/4 clove garlic, and soy sauce. Sauté the onion, add the pepper chopped into little pieces add garlic and 1-2 cans tuna fry that up than add soy sauce. This I can eat everyday and not get tired of it. Also works with chicken and other fish. My haw actually makes it for me so that makes it even better considering she is Filipino and they can cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppwc1985
    I use 1/4 onion, 1 red chili pepper, I use 1/4 clove garlic, and soy sauce. Sauté the onion, add the pepper chopped into little pieces add garlic and 1-2 cans tuna fry that up than add soy sauce. This I can eat everyday and not get tired of it. Also works with chicken and other fish. My haw actually makes it for me so that makes it even better considering she is Filipino and they can cook.
    Interesting. I've never thought to heat canned tuna!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post

    Interesting. I've never thought to heat canned tuna!
    Ugh hate hot tuna.

    I make a traditional style, onion, pickles , celery, but I add a apple to it. Adds crunch and sweetness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    Ugh hate hot tuna. I make a traditional style, onion, pickles , celery, but I add a apple to it. Adds crunch and sweetness
    yep! That's what I do... I really don't like tuna that much especially canned... Tuna stakes that are blackened and grilled is my favorite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    Ugh hate hot tuna.

    I make a traditional style, onion, pickles , celery, but I add a apple to it. Adds crunch and sweetness


    You should still consider starting that thread I mentioned..........?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post

    You should still consider starting that thread I mentioned..........?
    Yeah I know kel.

    Things are starting to settle here. Haven't even been posting as much on the board. Once I get back into the swing of things I'll start one.

    Actually might ask haz to join and help. He's a damn good cook I hear.

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    No doubt he is, but you have the pedigree....... He can be your second in command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    No doubt he is, but you have the pedigree....... He can be your second in command.
    Definitely, remember few years ago....believe his name was damien? (Avi of wolverine I believe ) he was a damp good chef too.

    Damn it....sorry op....side tracked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80
    Definitely, remember few years ago....believe his name was damien? (Avi of wolverine I believe ) he was a damp good chef too. Damn it....sorry op....side tracked...
    Yup!

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    8 (80oz) cans of tuna (including water)
    4 cups (320g) quick oats
    8 Tbsp (108g) Hellmans mayo
    8 Tbsp (120g) EVOO
    12oz water
    salt
    pepper
    soy sauce
    worcestershire

    Mix everything up and place in a 13x9x2 pyrex baking dish and bake at 375°F until brown.

    1/4 ~1,020 calories 54g c 56g f 75g p

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    I like the apple idea, never really thought of that. Tuna for me needs texture and something to curb the stench. Pears would probably work too. I think oranges would be a funky flavor combination though

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtMiles View Post
    I like the apple idea, never really thought of that. Tuna for me needs texture and something to curb the stench. Pears would probably work too. I think oranges would be a funky flavor combination though
    Orange would work maybe with like an ahi tuna. But I don't think canned. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    8 (80oz) cans of tuna (including water)
    4 cups (320g) quick oats
    8 Tbsp (108g) Hellmans mayo
    8 Tbsp (120g) EVOO
    12oz water
    salt
    pepper
    soy sauce
    worcestershire

    Mix everything up and place in a 13x9x2 pyrex baking dish and bake at 375°F until brown.

    1/4 ~1,020 calories 54g c 56g f 75g p

    Hmmm. May have to try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    You should still consider starting that thread I mentioned..........?
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    Yeah I know kel.

    Things are starting to settle here. Haven't even been posting as much on the board. Once I get back into the swing of things I'll start one.

    Actually might ask haz to join and help. He's a damn good cook I hear.
    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    No doubt he is, but you have the pedigree....... He can be your second in command.
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    Definitely, remember few years ago....believe his name was damien? (Avi of wolverine I believe ) he was a damp good chef too.

    Damn it....sorry op....side tracked...
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    Orange would work maybe with like an ahi tuna. But I don't think canned. Lol
    I agree with Kel, Sfla. A recipe thread would be great. If you and Haz could both throw up the occasional recipe w/ macros, that would f-in awesome.
    I especially have problems getting tuna, swordfish. or salmon to turn out right on the grill. Of course, any recipes for grouper or even tilapia and swai would be great. (I'm about lemon peppered out on tilapia and swai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80
    Ugh hate hot tuna. I make a traditional style, onion, pickles , celery, but I add a apple to it. Adds crunch and sweetness
    I don't eat it hot, I take it for lunch. Trust me this is very good. I can't get enough of it. With a white fish like tilapia it is even better. Now that I will eat hot, but it's so good.

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    If your just looking to get tuna down your throat faster, put tuna in a blender, add some frozen blue berries and watermelon, add water, then blend till liquefied. Just down it fast. Here is a chicken shake video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jYEvOjohKI

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    Quote Originally Posted by joebailey1271 View Post
    If your just looking to get tuna down your throat faster, put tuna in a blender, add some frozen blue berries and watermelon, add water, then blend till liquefied. Just down it fast. Here is a chicken shake video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jYEvOjohKI
    Might be able to do chicken ....used to try various ways of drinking my meals.

    Tuna no way in hell I would try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joebailey1271 View Post
    If your just looking to get tuna down your throat faster, put tuna in a blender, add some frozen blue berries and watermelon, add water, then blend till liquefied. Just down it fast....
    No. Freaking. Way. My respect for you doing it, but just... No.

    I just add celery, low fat mayo, and relish. Pile it on some heavy multigrain bread, gtg.
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    You guys are nuts. I mean I get the whole "eat for results not for taste" thing but WTF man, blended tuna? Blech. I thought I was insane putting cottage cheese in my quick oats but man, blueberry tuna smoothies are a whole new level.

    2 cans of tuna and some oil and vinagrette dressing helps me. Or siracha. Or scrambled eggs and siracha. Anything to give it more grease to get it down the hatch.

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    Oh man.... I have a extremely sensitive gag reflex and blended tuna is not somethings I would ever consider doing... I just threw up alittle reading this... Hahahaha

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    I actually mix my serving of Cottage Cheese with a can of tuna. LOL Yes I do. Some people find it repulsive. If you like cottage cheese it really is not that bad. It kills the tuna taste a bit and hey, what the hell, it mixes in the stomach anyways

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    i sure needed this post. i've been eating tuna for tha last 3 or four weeks. sure i eat salmon, chicken, turkey beef, but mostly tuna.

    im gonna go make a tuna shake before bed. lol srsly

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    I mix it with homemade Greek yoghurt and have with a salad.

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    Just add mustard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    Ugh hate hot tuna.

    I make a traditional style, onion, pickles , celery, but I add a apple to it. Adds crunch and sweetness
    Smells like a dead fish on the beach! No thanx I"ll pass on the heated tuna:0

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    I agree with Kel, Sfla. A recipe thread would be great. If you and Haz could both throw up the occasional recipe w/ macros, that would f-in awesome.
    I especially have problems getting tuna, swordfish. or salmon to turn out right on the grill. Of course, any recipes for grouper or even tilapia and swai would be great. (I'm about lemon peppered out on tilapia and swai.
    Hope the family is doing well.
    Old thread I know. I bake tilapia with garlic (fresh or powdered, fresh basil, and a nice big slice of tomato on top. Squirt some lemon juice or vinegar of your choice over it... bake for like 20 minutes. . It's bomb, bro

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    I put plain no fat Greek yogurt and smashed avocado in my tuna as a sub for mayo, when making a tuna salad. I add green onion, tomatoes, and whatever else
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    Wonder how hot tuna tastes :P

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    Since its already bumped. I put jalapenos in it. Gives the tuna a kick

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    open can
    little bit of plain Greek yogurt and a bit of mashed avocado, rice cake. done

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloydForbes View Post
    Wonder how hot tuna tastes :P
    like hot .....p......tuna..

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    If it isn't seered tuna steak may it land in the trash.

    And keep the damn wasabi away from it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    If it isn't seered tuna steak may it land in the trash.

    And keep the damn wasabi away from it!
    wasabi great for sinus infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m.hornbuckle View Post
    wasabi great for sinus infection.
    It great for burning asshole too

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    Lemon pepper seasoning is good as well.

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    I sometimes squeeze all the water out of the tuna can (use the lid to push down), chop a green sour apple and mix it. The apple will overpower the horrible tuna taste.

    My wife makes tuna burger - a can of tuna, some bread crumbles, an egg, spice mixes, and a bit of coconut oil. Form into 4 patties and bob's your uncle. Not exactly top shelf at Burger King, but at least it's passable.

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    Pro tip:
    When I am going down on it and its raunchy I will dribble a little liquid smoke on it. All better.

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    A1 sauce is all you need!!

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    Squeeze water out. Add some avocado mayo and relish. Delicious!

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